​At the end of the 36th ASEAN Summit, the Heads of State and Government of ASEAN made a Vision Statement on a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN, Rising Above Challenges and Sustaining Growth which includes:


RECALLING the need to strengthen existing bonds of regional solidarity to realise an ASEAN Community that is politically cohesive, economically integrated and socially responsible in order to effectively respond to current and future challenges and opportunities as stipulated in the ASEAN Charter;


REAFFIRMING the importance of building a peaceful, stable, rules-based, people-oriented, people-centred and resilient ASEAN Community with enhanced capacity to seize opportunities and respond effectively to challenges as stated in the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and;


NOTING with satisfaction the significant progress made in the realisation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 through the implementation of the ASEAN Political-Security Community, APSC, the ASEAN Economic Community, AEC, and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, ASCC Blueprints, as well as the Initiative for ASEAN Integration, IAI Work Plan III and the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity, MPAC 2025.


Source: Radio Television Brunei

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